#7 - Chaos - Scissor Picture
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law"
Brought aloft to a dimensional rift, the Chthonian is now aware of it all. The darkness and light, food for Angra Mainyuu and Ahura Mazda, all tries to bind together, one acquiring masses and the other 'stealing' from it, all but using different manners to join and get food from the wills, wishes, desires and existence of others. Acting like irreconcilable poles, the Manichean and christian view of existence saw that as a belief system, while actually it is as deceiving and ambiguous as the Muses and Oracles themselves. Not something that can be controlled, reality is rather a conviction took hold, 'supported' by contingents and masses, for the hegemonic poles. For the need to exist one must accompany the belief of 'the other'.
However, all that escapes this limited view of existence is the complete scissor force, destroying fullness of a limitless universe which creates and destroys itself, the Chaos dimension. There is no 'Oneness', instead masses and individuals who take hold of it. But social control and words, relates and/or speech are still secondary means for the power and will of one succumb to other. True power lies with a self-limited existence, the becoming of what is often considered a 'natural force', ipseity or deity. For if neither storm nor whirlwind last forever, how does the mortals hope for their buildings, convictions, writings and materialistic crafts to do so?
Chaos engulfs all and re-fuels the existence by bringing forth a revolution (in the idea of spinning/twisting what is stopped, cloistered by Time), by cutting through these irreconcilable poles, one self-aware and other aware of others, all but unifying forces of control. This dimension was the final destination for the Atlanteans, for all the Telchines who 'went too far' and for the Eabzu, the very headquarters of the Apkallu of old. As counselors, they couldn't admit nothing was real but were convictions, for they believed that it would break the ever growing bonds of the people. That colonialist view was their downfall, for it permitted belief systems to emerge and modern sameness engulf and enslave the flow of memory, like a dam to the river.
But in Chaos, all runs like streams to no end. If in the darkness one is eluded to believe in itself, in Chaos it is certain there is no certainty. Only will (Thelema's maxim represent it) can forge the Black Diamond and the Trident (its similar which, being as so, is the only thing to shatter it – as if by inside – and create something from it [Eros' reciprocal love tends to reproduce instead of creating]), and these 'tools' are the ones which guides the floating and diving in the limitless memory of past and future.
The Chthonian has brought with him items such as the Asklepian, the Achillean Pike, the Bow of Apollo, the Teyolia-isolated "Advanced Battle Spear" Chicoacolli and the Scissor Staff, seeking to claim a Trident to strike at the heart of his archenemy the Light God. There is hopes he uses Charybdis' weapon fused to his own staff if he manages to escape Chaos and proceed to the final step in his journey.
Charybdis has her own fatal story: fav.me/d63ctjl
She acts as a sentry to Helladeas and her father which engulfs the whole planet. Her father has Chaos as its subconscious, and as the lord of the Ocean, he knows all the mind tricks and crafts capable of usage. However, Chaos acts as a 'dream-world' for him, a place where he has no control to and is used to collect some inspiration and creativity for his craft (which includes bio-engineering, as to any of the Nine main Deities). And then, if the Chthonian hopes of getting Charybdis' Dirae Lance and forge a trident with it (as promised by Charon), he must do so whilst on this dimension, knowing that his pursuit and current state are already known by Hydros.
Once in Chaos, the Chthonian Triton Gustávos has a certain familiarity with it. This inner force, creating ruptures on certainties of modern society, was met with a flow of knowledge and will to seek it since his early formative years. While he was more with knowledge, he was as well shedding old skins, old convictions, and soon he was using information and culture in many shapes, forms and views, instead of he himself being used by it. As an originally timid figure, he lacked reciprocity in talk and formed empathy with those who did the same by organic 'limitations', such as non-human animals. This meontic process, happening in shadows, was met with his expectation of justice-seeking (through direct ethics and political practice) and sentience-awareness. That would eventually lead him to a more individualistic view of Anarchism and of the difficulty it was to create large groups while the people were more defined, more 'themselves' rather than hegemonic masses, since the masses themselves are unconscious collectives. The view on individuality and ipseity opened a relativist breach on the young mind, soon accepting the existence of organizing forces (Nine deities) and with it knowing the same should be destroyed, if anyone was to ever live a life without wasting it. The deities were as complex as any individual, but they were testing all deemed upon their 'creation', limiting organically or through a naturalization of totalitarian methods (creating dicothomic paradoxes such as good and evil or reason and emotion, like if one was separated from another) in making the hegemonic powers follow their 'great experiment'. What the young conceived was that the control was rather an internal process and was similarly an invasion of the mind, visibly influenced by the power of the masses.
Freedom was peril in modern civilization, but was all too desirable for the Chthonian. Only as a Triton would he find it, for the civil identities and 'rights' watched pan-optically his every move as a human. Now, on Chaos, no identity, no concept was necessary for a broader understanding. Drifting away, the Chthonian would remain in there forever, contemplating the fullness of nothingness. Using its own words:
"Meditation and self-reflection are the most important practices, they evaluate rather than affirm what's worth of spending energy. Learning what to learn direct one-self into not losing unuseful efforts and wasting its life"
Such relativism was so hated by the Light God and all its institutions. As a deity himself, he was freed, but when others became all too freed or they were preyed upon by other gods or they escaped the limitations imposed by them. If one ever did, they should also respond for the unconscious masses, who would willingly pursue them by the wish of their masters.